These sweet little pies have a lovely filling that combines tart and sweet apples with farmer cheese and cinnamon. Slideshow: Great Apple Pie Recipes 

Grace Parisi
October 2012

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© Christina Holmes

Recipe Summary

active:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Yield:
makes 12 hand pies
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • On a lightly floured work surface, roll out the pastry to a 12-by-16-inch rectangle and cut out twelve 4-inch squares. Transfer the squares to a baking sheet and freeze until firm, 10 minutes. In a bowl, toss the apples with the sugar, farmer cheese, cinnamon, salt and 1 1/2 tablespoons of flour.

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  • Preheat the oven to 375°. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Brush the edges of the squares with the egg and mound 2 tablespoons of the apple filling on each one. Fold to form triangles and press to seal. Freeze until firm, about 15 minutes.

  • Using a fork, crimp the edges of the triangles. Brush the tops with egg and sprinkle with sugar. Cut 3 small slits in each to release steam. Bake until golden and crisp, about 30 minutes, shifting the pans halfway through. Let cool, then serve.